C2 Conceptual Framework


The NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence (NATO C2COE) recently launched a new section on their website: ‘C2 Discussion Documents’, a new interactive content platform that connects the Centre’s articles, publications and thoughts with the Command and Control community of interest.

The first item published on the platform is a draft conceptual framework on C2; a food for thought study by the NATO C2COE. The Centre wants to use the knowledge of all people interested in C2 from all over the world to improve its work and make it as relevant as possible to all. By doing so everybody interested in this topic can provide inputs for the study and help to write a document that will be of great value and support in a common understanding of C2.

The final product will be a new “Conceptual Framework on Command and Control”, the result of a joint effort of the NATO C2COE and its followers, that will provide a common basic understanding of the concept “C2” in a clear, comprehensive, understandable and manageable manner.

Who we are?

We support  NATO, nations and international institutions/organisations with subject matter expertise on Command and Control.

Our main level of interest is C2 at the Operational level with a focus on C2 Processes and Structures, Information and Knowledge Management, and Human Factors.

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Welcome to the NATO C2COE portal. This is the place where we share our applicable knowledge and our news in order to improve Command and Control within NATO and within our Sponsoring Nations Defence Forces. Feel free to look around and in case of questions or requests do not hesitate to contact us via the communication means mentioned under “contact us”.
COL (NLD A) Robert Meeuwsen
Director NATO C2COE

We support NATO, Nations and International Institutions/organisations with subject matter expertise on Command and Control

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For all requests, information or questions, please contact us at info@c2coe.org. Or use the contact form on this website.
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